Tributes after man found dead on High Street
Graham Gibson • Published 15 Jul 2011 08:25
A 32-YEAR-OLD father of three became the third tragic Dunfermline death in five days when he was mysteriously found dead in a city centre stairwell.
David Howsego (pictured), nicknamed 'Spin' by his friends, collapsed and died in the early hours of last Thursday morning in a stairwell on the city's High Street.
The incident happened just days after a double tragedy in Touch that claimed the lives of Jamie Drysdale (36) and Derek Neilson (32).
Mr Howsego's body was found around 6.45am at 100 High Street, between the Nationwide Building Society and a Mountain Warehouse outlet.
Shocked shoppers and workers arrived to find a large police presence carrying out investigations, with both Nationwide and Mountain Warehouse closed and the area cordoned off to allow officers to carry out enquiries.
Statements from police and the dead man's family indicate that the death was caused by a "medical illness".
Sister Fiona told the Press, "David had a severe chest infection which led to infection in his wind pipe. He also had asthma."
Questions still remain about what Mr Howsego, of Cowdenbeath, was doing in the area at that time of the morning.
Shocked and grieving relatives led tributes to Mr Howsego, who leaves behind three children including daughter Dion and twins Rocco and Rebecca, aged four.
He was also set to become an uncle for a fourth time with his nephew due to be born in six weeks.
Fiona continued, "David was well loved by all who knew him. He had a nephew due that he will not be able to meet.
"All his friends and kids and sister will miss him so much, his jokes and carrying on.
"He was a great guy who lived for his kids and sister and he always did fun things for his mates, anything for a laugh my brother."
Mum Linda added, "David was a loving son and a loving father who will be sadly missed having passed away from a medical illness."
On a Facebook page passing on details of his funeral, due to take place tomorrow (Friday) at Cowdenbeath Parlour, friends and family left a list of tributes.
Mum to his twins, Tracy Currie, said, "He made us laugh and cry.
"He seemed to have been sorting himself out in the last year with getting and holding down his own house.
"He was doing a course with the Jobcentre. He will be sadly missed by loads.
"RIP Spin (dad). You mind keep watch over our kababababies with good health and I will promise to keep them smiling and give them much love from both of us."